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Photography: The Rockaways, Post-Sandy / Amanda Kirkpatrick

Photography: The Rockaways, Post-Sandy / Amanda Kirkpatrick
© Amanda Kirkpatrick
© Amanda Kirkpatrick

Hurricane Sandy has come and gone, but the destruction she left in her path remains a stark reminder of her strength. 

Photographer Amanda Kirkpatrick has shared with us her images of The Rockaways in Queens, an upper-class beach neighborhood that was one of the areas hit hardest by the storm. Kirkpatrick's objective eye documents the twisted boardwalks and unrecognizably distorted homes in an almost "clinical" way, honestly portraying the damage from the perspective of the broken structures themselves.

If you're interested in getting involved with Hurricane Sandy Recovery Efforts, you can get more information here. For more images from Amanda Kirkpatrick, read on after the break...

© Amanda Kirkpatrick © Amanda Kirkpatrick © Amanda Kirkpatrick © Amanda Kirkpatrick + 8

© Amanda Kirkpatrick
© Amanda Kirkpatrick

From the photographer, Amanda Kirkpatrick: "After looking at so many photos of the destruction in the Rockaways I was drawn to photograph in a broad and clinical manner, to document the storm damage as purely as possible from the perspective of the transformation of structure within the context of a familiar public space."

© Amanda Kirkpatrick
© Amanda Kirkpatrick

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Cite: Vanessa Quirk. "Photography: The Rockaways, Post-Sandy / Amanda Kirkpatrick" 13 Nov 2012. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/292573/photography-the-rockaways-post-sandy-amanda-kirkpatrick/> ISSN 0719-8884
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